US diplomat in Madagascar found dead in home, suspect reportedly in custody

A suspect is in custody after an American diplomat was found dead last week inside his residence in Madagascar, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

The unnamed diplomat was found dead during the overnight hours Friday in Madagascar’s capital city, Antananarivo, officials said.

Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman from the department, said the department expressed its “deepest sympathies” to the family of the diplomat, but released no further details on the officer’s identity or circumstances of the death.

“Diplomatic Security is collaborating with local Malagasy authorities on a joint investigation and a suspect is currently in custody,” Nauert said, according to Reuters.

A spokesperson for the Antananarivo police told Agence France- Press that a man “was caught trying to jump the perimeter fence fleeing from the house.”

Source: Fox news

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